Owen for Business


Welcome back to Owen for Business!  I’m Michael Owen, and in this issue of Owen for Business we’ll cover some retail spots that initially seemed lost to vacancy, but have just reopened under new management.  If you see any new retailers or changes to existing retailers, please email me at tre@downtownny.com. Thanks!

The Irish American Pub & Restaurant – 17 John Street Lower Level, 212-349-4659

For those distraught patrons who miss The John Street Bar & Grill, take heart, because it has been renovated and reopened as The Irish American Pub & Restaurant .  The pub is under new ownership and offers comfortable leather booths and an impressive tap list featuring everything from craft beers to traditional favorites.

Dumpling House – 8 Liberty Place, 212-227-9899

In addition to delicious dumplings, Dumpling House offers a variety of $8 lunch specials and discounts on large delivery orders.

Pret A Manger – 100 Church Street, 212-227-3108

Pret arrived in America in 2000, opening its first store right down the block from the New York Stock Exchange.  It quickly caught on as a great lunch destination that is healthy and tasty.  Pret A Manger has opened another location in Lower Manhattan at 100 Church.  The more the merrier!

Athea – 7 Hanover Square , 212-825-0775

Mark Wilkinson Furniture has transformed into Athea Kitchens and Baths.  If you love to cook, it doesn’t get much better than designing and remodeling your very own kitchen.

NY Entertainment On The Pier – South Street Seaport, Pier 17, 212-321-1170

A wide variety of gifts, posters, and tchotchkes are available at NY Entertainment On The Pier.  There are also some comic book themed items and they even have a Joker tchotchke from The Dark Knight.  That’s right – they have sinister tchotchkes.

Cucina Liberta – 17 Battery Place, 212-871-6300

A gourmet smorgasbord awaits you at this Italian café, bakery, and eatery that offers so much more.  Cucina Liberta has a wide selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options including brick oven pizzas, sandwiches, and seafood options.


J Spa Nails – 110 Trinity Place, 2nd Floor
A.B.C.D.E. Embroidery – South Street Seaport, Pier 17
Action Center To End World Hunger – 6 River Terrace
Thunder Lingerie – 100 Greenwich Street